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Checklist S29657469

 
Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 14, 2016 4:39 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
15 hour(s), 53 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jon Stippick
Species
125 species total
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X
6
X
X
2

Individuals, upland trails

X
3
9

4 in AM, 5 in PM. I heard them peenting first. Then flushed one accidentally from a shrimp. In the pm they hawking bugs from headlight shine.

9

5 calling, 4 seen by headlamp "eye shine"

2

Last birds of the day.

X
3
7
8
X
X
X
X

Turtle cove beach

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X
1

North dike. With a group of semi-sand. Size difference, streaked sides and white rump were clear.

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X
3
X
X
1

Found at the end of the day roosting on gull island at south dike.

X
3

Gull island, south dike

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X
4

North and south dike

2

South dike, then gull tower

X
35
1

In the bay, scoped from south dike tower

X
1

Heard only from bridge at entrance.

8
X
X
2

Adult and juvenile scoped from gull tower

8
75
1

Scoped from miles away. I watched this bird through the scope for 5 minutes while it soared high in the sky to confirm ID from such a distance. Short tail, gray wing tips and bowed wings were eventually detected.

6
X
2

Adult male from south dike, juvenile from south dike.

3
1

North dike

1
1

Called shortly after daybreak from the west of wildlife drive

1

From the road that leads to gull tower. I was sitting in my car waiting out rain and for BC Nightheron to leave roost. Kingfisher rattle call from trees along the road.

5
1

Woods adjacent visitors center

1

Near the end of wildlife drive. Heard then seen.

1

Along woodland edge of big field in NW corner of wildlife drive

1

Peregrine tower

1

Seen only

X
7
6
3

Woods adjacent visitor center, getting late

2

I was rather surprised seeing these. I refound them to be double sure of ID. I've never had them here. Along Jens pond trail.

9
3

It took a concentrated effort to find a Bluejay! Finally around 5pm I found one near Jens pond

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X
8
X
X
3
X
1

I was not expecting this species. It flew low, directly overhead on north dike around 6am. When the bird was coming at me, head-on in bright morning light, I caught a glimpse of rust color, naked eye. I watched closely as it approached expecting another Barn Swallow. Directly over head I clearly saw a dark throat and square tail. I got it in the bins as it continued and confirmed ID

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X
4
X
3
X
2

Sitting on the fence near visitor center

3
X
X
1

Western portion of wildlife drive

5
2

1 at Jens pond clear cut area, another at parking area

6

Visitor center

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X
X

Many singing in the morning at field at NW of wildlife drive

2

Western portion of wildlife drive

X
5

North dike

4
1

Seen from as close as 10ft away through binoculars, unobstructed. In view for several minutes. Buff breast and malar were brighter than I've ever seen for Lincoln's Sparrow, almost orange. Dark streaks on breast. Seen on western portion of Wildlife Dr. foraging through Oaks and Cherries.

3
X
35

Field in NW corner of wildlife drive

3

Western portion of wildlife drive

1

Western portion of wildlife drive

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X
X
X
3

All in woods at parking area

10

Throughout refuge

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EVERYWHERE!!

11
9
14

Very abundant today, likely many more. Every wooded area that I found warblers, there was a Magnolia.

1

Male. Jens Trail. Excellent views. I watched it for 10 minutes before moving on.

1

Jens pond trail in the afternoon. Flew across trail and landed in a low oak and foraged in plain view

X
25

The most abundant migrant warbler

11

Singing from every woodland

5
4
4
1

Found right after Blackburnian on Jens pond trail. It hoped up from the ground to a shrub about 3 ft high. It was only in view for about 5 seconds but it was close and allowed an excellent look through binoculars.

1

One the last birds of the day, as it started raining, I found it along the little overgrown pond behind visitor center, opposite side of weather station. It jumped out of the shrubs in response to phishing, showing its black cap clearly.

3

1st was actually a couple hundred yards out in the marsh along north dike

X
1

Field in NW corner of wildlife drive

 

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